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Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour with Pickup

1. Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour with Pickup

Hop in an air-conditioned van and head to either the famous Lower Antelope Canyon or the secluded Antelope Canyon X with your Navajo tribal guide. Get off the beaten path and see sights like Horseshoe Bend and the Colorado River on this small-group experience. Indulge in the scenic views from Las Vegas to Antelope Canyon as you pass back and forth across the Utah and Arizona state borders on your way to Page, AZ. Depending on the weather, stop in either Mesquite, Nevada, or Hurricane, Utah, for an opportunity to stretch your legs, use the facilities, and grab coffee before continuing to the Grand Canyon. Wander past red sandstone walls and spiraling corkscrew formations that illuminate the canyon when the sunlight climbs down. After a guided tour of Antelope Canyon, a 10-minute drive to Horseshoe Bend will take you to your 1 km hike. Make your way to a vista point overlooking the famed bend in the Colorado River for stunning views. Make the most of the opportunity to get close to the 1,000-foot drop for photos of one of nature's most beautiful sights. From there, relax as your professional driver-guide heads back to Las Vegas for your hotel drop-off, with convenient pit stops on the way.

Sedona or Flagstaff: Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon X Tour

2. Sedona or Flagstaff: Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon X Tour

If you are staying in Sedona, your day begins with a scenic and narrated ride from the Red Rocks of Sedona to Flagstaff. You will travel through Oak Creek Canyon, named one of the top 10 scenic drives in the US, then through the towering Ponderosa Pines.  After picking up customers staying in Flagstaff, the vehicle will travel past the dormant volcanoes that make up the San Francisco Peaks and through Navajo Nation.  While on your journey, receive informative and entertaining narration about the areas you pass through from your experienced and knowledgeable local tour guide.  Travel through the Navajo Reservation as your guide shares stories of this ancient culture, and information about the unique geology and vistas along the way. Once you make it across the Navajo Reservation, you will have time to walk out on the unpaved path to see Horseshoe Bend, an iconic viewing vista.  Then, continue to be dazzled by the views at Glen Canyon Dam and the southernmost point of Lake Powell. Upon arrival in Page, Arizona, you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, meet your Navajo guide for a spectacular tour of Antelope Canyon at the Canyon X site. Take advantage of many photo opportunities as you watch the angle of the sun changing inside the canyon.  Walk with the Navajo through the curves of this red rock slot canyon. You might even hear the sounds of flute music echo off the canyon walls.  After your tour, you'll begin your return trip from Antelope Canyon. You'll pass by the western edge of the Painted Desert as you re-cross the Navajo Reservation for a brief stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Zion, & Monument Valley 3-Day Trip

3. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Zion, & Monument Valley 3-Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the wilds of Monument Valley, Bryce, Zion, Lake Powell, and The Grand Canyon South Rim on a 3-day adventure that brings you deep into the heart of this magical land. From Navajo-guided jeep tours to a bird's eye view over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter, it's a non-stop adventure! This tour has guaranteed departures. During your stay, visit Zion and Bryce National Parks and enjoy the photographic wonders of this white, pink, and red sandstone park. Here, enjoy a fun BBQ with friends around the campfire while your guide tells you stories of the history and legends of this sacred Navajo land. Along the way, stop at Monument Valley for a 4x4 Jeep journey and fly high over the Grand Canyon for some truly breathtaking images of the natural beauty of this land. Day 1: Zion and Bryce National Park(Meals: Lunch) Depart from Las Vegas and travel by mini-bus to Zion and Bryce. Cut by the Virgin River, Zion Canyon is an impressive mix of white, pink, and red Navajo sandstone cliffs. Ancient petrified sand dunes towering over 2,000 feet above the canyon floor make for an impressive landscape and a photographer’s paradise. Stroll around Zion National Park's enchanting walks and hikes—suitable for every fitness level. Walk around the Emerald Pools trail, enjoy the Temple of Sinawava, the Great White Throne, Weeping Rock, and visit the interpretive Human History museum where you can listen an entertaining rangers talk on the patio. After a full afternoon in Zion, head to Bryce Canyon, a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion, along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos. These red, orange, and white spires provide spectacular views. The canyon is considered by many to be the most scenically diverse place in the world! Tuck into a BBQ and a fun evening around the campfire with your new friends. Then set up camp in a full-service campground with hot showers, a swimming pool, hot tub, and Wi-Fi. The lodging option is in Bryce Valley Inn or similar accommodation. Day 2 Monument Valley(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) Wake up early and head past Lake Powell with an optional tour of Antelope Canyon. Later, head to Monument Valley for a 4x4 Jeep journey deep into the Navajo lands. Here, snap some photos of the most iconic Western landscapes. Then, camp along the rim of Monument Valley in another full-service campground with hot showers and Wi-Fi, casting your gaze up at the stars in the sky. Your lodging option is in the world-famous Historic Gouldings Lodge. Day 3 The Grand Canyon(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) After a short visit to a traditional Navajo Trading Post, opt for an optional helicopter ride for a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon. If this isn't for you, stroll along the rim or take a hike into the magnificent canyon. Listen to your guide's interesting details of this Natural Wonder of the World before enjoying plenty of time to relax and enjoy its beauty. Then, drive back to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Additional add-ons for this tour: Death Valley Day Tour (Friday and Sunday) Tour the heart of Death Valley National Park from Las Vegas, and visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy an array of colors in an extreme desert environment. Wild West Ghost Town Explorer (Saturday)Spend a day in the Wild West exploring old ghost towns and ancient legends. Keep your eyes peeled for the poltergeist who still roams the streets, and soak up the atmosphere of a true western saloon before returning to Las Vegas.

From Flagstaff or Sedona: Antelope Canyon Day Tour

4. From Flagstaff or Sedona: Antelope Canyon Day Tour

Discover the stunning rock formations and scenery of Antelope Canyon on a guided tour. Learn about Native American history and natural history with your expert guide as you visit locations such as Oak Creek Canyon, the Painted Desert, and Horseshoe Bend. After pickup at your hotel in Flagstaff or Sedona, journey to the famous water-carved slot canyon of Antelope Canyon, located on Navajo land east of Page. See the reflections of the sun's rays and sky splashing the narrow sandstone walls with colors of orange, yellow, blue, and purple.  Start with a climb through scenic Oak Creek Canyon, ranging from 4,500 feet above sea level to 7,500 feet onto the Colorado Plateau. Get a stunning view of the San Francisco Peaks, Arizona's largest volcanic mountain range that reaches 12,600 feet (3,840 meters) at its tallest point. Then, make your way through the spectacular colored rock formations of the Painted Desert. Take a 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) walk at Horseshoe Bend, and experience an iconic clifftop overlooking the Colorado River. You will also see breathtaking views of Lake Powell and Glen Canyon. Take an exciting tour into the narrows of the slot canyon, and admire the natural formations up close. Return to base while driving by the Painted Desert. Lunch is provided on this tour.

From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour

5. From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour

Head into the desert and see impressive landscapes. Visit Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon Dam, and Lake Powell on this day trip from Las Vegas. Depart Las Vegas in the early morning (pickup starts from 4:30 AM) for a scenic drive through the Nevada desert. Once you reach Antelope Canyon, your Navajo guide will teach you about the canyon's history and the culture of the local Navajo tribe. Marvel at Antelope Canyon, famous for its stunning sounds and colors formed by water that ran through sandstone for centuries. Next, drive over to Horseshoe Bend to enjoy a rare natural wonder. Watch the dark green waters of the Colorado River wrap around the red rock formations, leading to a 280-degree curve that has cut the same route for centuries, and is now 4,000 ft (1.2 km) deep. Lastly, stop at the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell on your way back to Las Vegas. At both locations, take in panoramic views of the mirror-like water that runs along the white and orange layered sandstone.

From Las Vegas: Lower Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

6. From Las Vegas: Lower Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

See the otherworldly landscapes of Lower Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Lake Powell on a full-day trip from Las Vegas. Learn about these formations from your Navajo guide and enjoy a picnic lunch. Depart Las Vegas in the early morning and wake up with a continental breakfast as you drive through the Nevada desert. Enter Arizona and travel up the Virgin River Gorge to cross the border into Utah. Be amazed at the landscape of coral pink cliffs, sand dunes, and colorful southwestern scenery. Stop in Kanab to marvel at the surreal landforms that have lured enough filmmakers to earn the area the nickname “Little Hollywood.” Continue to Page to explore the extraordinary rocks of Lower Antelope Canyon. Follow a Navajo guide into the canyon just as the Midday sun passes over. Learn how the stunning canyon was formed over millions of years. Drive to Horseshoe Bend to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch of sandwiches from a local shop. Watch the dark green waters move around the red rock walls in a 280-degree curve. Return to Page via Lake Powell and get panoramic views from above the mirror-like water. Sit back and relax on the 4.5-hour drive back to Las Vegas.

Page: Lake Powell & Horseshoe Bend 30–Minute Air Flight

7. Page: Lake Powell & Horseshoe Bend 30–Minute Air Flight

Take in the sights of Lake Powell, Glen Canyon and Horseshoe Bend with this incredible air tour. Soar above Lake Powell and its nearly 2000 miles of shoreline, full of beautiful blue water set within the colorful landscape of Glen Canyon. Start your tour from a terminal in Page, AZ, see this remarkable area from a unique vantage point. All aircrafts offer clear views and are specifically designed for sightseeing with high wings and panoramic windows and a climate controlled cabin for a comfortable flight. Move on to Horseshoe Bend, where the horseshoe shaped meander of the Colorado River curves around the curious rock formation that rises 1000 feet above the river. Enjoy stunning photo opportunities not available from the ground.

Shuttle Between Grand Canyon South Rim and Page-Lake Powell

8. Shuttle Between Grand Canyon South Rim and Page-Lake Powell

Convenient shuttle service between Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, to Page, Arizona. Page is home to Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell, and Tower Butte. Don’t Miss These Amazing Things to See and Do Around Page, AZ A trip to Page, AZ provides incredible opportunities to visit the areas magnificent landscape. The biggest draw is Antelope Canyon with its unique Navajo Sandstone caused over years of flash floods that have created almost artwork with the erosion the water created. Definitely, a must-see and bring your camera! Lake Powell created by the building of the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River back in in the 1950s. Time to cool off in the Lake or get a boat and explore! Another “must-see” is Horseshoe Bend, a perfect place for the perfect shot. Overlooking ledges that the brave can venture out on to (at their own risk!) for incredible photos of the Colorado River as it navigates the rock structure forming the famous horseshoe shape. Not too far away is the beautiful Rainbow Bridge, aptly named as its’s the world’s highest natural bridge. In addition, the wonders that await the visitor there are numerous activities to be found that include many watersports including kayaking and why not discover the trails on horseback. Page is the perfect hub for your adventurous side!

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What people are saying about Lake Powell

Great trip for solo travellers or families. Travel time is broken up really well. Guides are so knowledgeable and take you to all the key spots. More time in Zion would be better as the hikes are amazing so if you can do the 7 day tour then I would encourage that one, alternatively book a separate 2-3 nights there.

The trip was awesome! A once in a lifetime experience! Our guide Kurt was AMAZING…knowledgeable, friendly and extremely attentive to the group.

It was a great trip overall, but a long day. Wished we could spend more time in each place. Seemed rushed to getting to see everything.

Did the right decision in joining the small group tour to Antelope!

I was stricken in awe by the natural beauty of the Antelope Canyon.